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My favourite cold ones are the ones that look like Godzilla from Godzilla 2000.
Killing is no fun, for me.
A dead person, feels no pain, no suffering.
Death is my gift, to enemies worth of my sword.
The rest will know the true definition of agony.
And i will make damn sure they live long enough to learn it.
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Riders unfitting well were those riding the battle cows...
that's the only ones I got.
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I have 5 of those, but I'm tempted to use them as "Lords" instead. On the other hand, the plastic models are convenient for conversions! Something to think about :D
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Well.. the cold one knight sprues are done. All the bits have been cut and put into a box. The cold ones themselves have been assembled but the knights will be done later.

I celebrated by cleaning another box of bits from the hydra and kharibdis (I still can't spell that name, why didn't they just go for 2 types of hydras).
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The boxes are starting to diminish. It's quite a healing sight after having the wall of shame judge me silently for so many years.

Although I made progress, I also noticed a bad pattern in my method. None of the kits that I started were actually finished in assembly. The dreadspears are still in pieces. The black guard need green stuff and glue. The cold one knights are just cold ones without base.
There is always a reason.

So for my next box I wanted one that I could finish: 10 witch elves. I will upload a picture when they are done.
As I am cleaning the bits, I am impressed again by the quality. Seeing the evolution from 6th ed plastic, 7th ed, metal and finecast, then 8th ed witch elves is nice. It shows the evolution and reveals that, even for GW, there is a learning curve and a consistent effort to improve and explore new methods. It reveals a spirit in the company that fans or haters don't always acknowledge. Gw is often considered the authority (an understandable point). It doesn't acknowledge the effort put in learning and improving over time. Seeing these kits shows GW is also learning and experimenting and continually changing. It's fun to see.

For the witch elves I think they stretched the limits of how delicate the plastic model could be. They experimented with dynamic poses and limited configurability. This contrasts to the very modular but blocky style of 7th.
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Vulcan wrote:
Thu Sep 30, 2021 2:53 am
Cut off the tabs and put them on non-slotted bases?
Would it really help?
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And the 10 witch elves are complete.
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I must say it is a very impressive kit. The quality of the sculpt is one of the best I have ever seen.
It does feel like GW tried to push the limits on what was possible with their current sculpts. Some of the finer parts, in particular the wips on the sisters of slaughter are very delicate. The glue surfaces are a bit finicky.
From a building perspective, I find that the head doesn't glue too well to the torso, or perhaps the leverage is too big for such a fine contact surface.

I out my 10 witches with their sisters. The big blob in the middle is a placeholder for the cauldron of blood.
As you may see some of the old witches lost their head or an arm. I tried to use old glue to make them, back in the day. A bad choice as you can see.

Doing this unit was refreshing and so it was time to continue the Black Guard.
I finished a metal unit!
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I also sold 20 plastic corsairs. I already have 30 plastic corsairs with melee weapons, 10 with handbows and another box of 10.
Then I have another 30 metal Corsairs. I simply felt 0 passion about painting more and this is more than enough for a raiding themed list.
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"I move unseen. I hide in light and shadow. I move faster than a bird. No plate of armour ever stopped me. I strike recruits and veterans with equal ease. And all shiver at my coldest of whispers."
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rossjulie wrote:
Wed Oct 20, 2021 9:31 am
Vulcan wrote:
Thu Sep 30, 2021 2:53 am
Cut off the tabs and put them on non-slotted bases?
Would it really help?
Without the tabs, you can turn them to face whatever way you wish. The trick will be getting them facing forward without bashing the guy next to them in the shoulder. A slight angle might help.

Get some blue tac and experiment. See if it works out for you. I just put mine on slotta bases and accepted the strange facings because... well, at the time that's what everyone else did so I didn't see a need to be different. NOW, I rather wish I had tried, but it's too much work to change them now.
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Now that I finished my troopers, the slightly better boxes are coming up.
Today I wanted to try something more pristine. A black dragon.
I must say it is a very nice and satisfying kit to build. It was a lot of fun. I even got a little angry on myself, since I have the kit lying around for so long and never actually took the time to enjoy it.

I magnetised the seat so I could swap the character riding it.
By doing so, the kit also is left with surprisingly few bits.
Well, that's another kit gone from the heap.
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The dragon stands so tall it doesn't fit on my normal model shelf. I had to put it on another shelf. Ahh well.


This motivated me to do the other dragon too... I don't particularly love this model, with its peekaboo pose, but there is a certain charm to its old style. It's also considerably smaller and easier to store. What is better than 1 dragon? Two dragons!
The metal bits don't stick too well so they will need green stuff and maybe a pin.
Malekith doesn't fit the seat too well, on the old or new dragon so that will take some bending.
I will have to make some time to do all the green stuff, which is becoming a big list.

But as I am assembling it I realize it's missing wings. That's when it hits me
.. I have sold or given them away a long long time ago. I remember thinking I would prefer to put Malekith on a new dragon.
*sigh*
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Well... I guess I will have to find a new pair of wings somewhere.
Sometimes I could punch my younger self for not taking my older self into account.

In fact, I remember being punched by a stranger that looked familiar when I was a kid. I am beginning to fear that may be my future self, going back in time to set things right.
I love me a bowl of numbers to crunch for breakfast. If you need anything theoryhammered, I gladly take requests.

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"I move unseen. I hide in light and shadow. I move faster than a bird. No plate of armour ever stopped me. I strike recruits and veterans with equal ease. And all shiver at my coldest of whispers."
- The stiff breeze
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Good stories!
Nice to read you're enjoing your nostalgia.
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